Dwayne Bearup

Biography

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Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I do remember the first story I ever re-read -- Jim Kjellgaard's Big Red. I must have read that book two dozen times one summer, something about it really appealed to me. I think it's because it was the first story intended for a young reader I'd read that was written with some intelligence.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I sure do, it was the seed that later became On Wings of Gargoyles, currently published here @ Smashwords.
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Where to find Dwayne Bearup online


Where to buy in print


Books

When Good Fortunes Go Bad
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
The story of a man whose fortune cookies conspire to make him a serial killer.
Incompatibility
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00)
Contrary to popular opinion, love does NOT conquer all.
Disfigured
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 44,290. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
A collection of short fiction - one as short as 104 words, counting the title - spanning and blending genres from paranormal to horror to science fiction to humor.
I Don't Know Why
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Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(3.00)
The old woman who swallowed the fly wouldn't have fared so well in the real world.
How to Write Better
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The advice in this book was gleaned from four years of Writer's Digest articles, from 1998 to 2001. At that time I was incarcerated and, unable to keep the magazines with me, I took to condensing the advice onto notepaper.
Silent Worry Over Unvoiced Fears
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00)
A collection of miscellaneous poetry spanning nearly half my life.
Haiku 2008-2010
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Asian poetry
A compilation of fifty-two haiku comprising twenty-seven poems which describe the ebb and flow of my relationship with a young woman.
Mary Had Too Many Limbs
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Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.50)
Some horror stories are cathartic, others are entertaining. This story is merely horrifying. Enjoy!
Belief
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
What does one do with one's afterlife?
Factory Man
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Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
Nanites are your friends... nanites will cure your body and give you peace of mind... nanites are your friends... let them in.
Cavanaugh's Cure
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00)
A madman has destroyed the human race, leaving only a remnant alive to glorify him for until the end of time. Cavanaugh's Cure is the story of a boy becoming a man in the society which grew out of that destruction.
A Time for All Things
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Where do you go after you die?
Transcription
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Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(2.00)
When bad things need to happen to despicable people, the universe finds a way....
Listen to the Glow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
It's not unusual for a psychiatrist to be fooled by his patients. The doctors are only human, after all....
Let E.T. Ride
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Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.00)
Alien rodeo riders....
On Wings of Gargoyles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
What would you do if you began changing into something hideous? What if the changes made you dangerous, not just to your neighbors but to the human race?
Signs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00)
How shiny would your life look if your lawn bore a sign listing all your past sins?
Penance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man can live and be happy with any evil in his past... until he can no longer hide from it.
Evolution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
How did Man make the change from hunter/gatherer to farmer? What forces moved us to settle down and build cities? Read "Evolution" and find out.
I Am God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When others speak, we often hear what we want rather than what was actually said.
William the Conqueror
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Killers aren't born, they are made... though some killers are more easily made than others.
Vengeance Reincarnate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The forces that shape us can often have a power which far exceeds our life spans. The forces which shaped Dorothy O'hara began before her birth... with the death of her mother....
Making Room
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00)
Conflict can lead to violence. For Allen Rose, an internal conflict led to multiple homicides and a sentence to a psychiatric hospital. That should have ended it....
Lemons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00)
A story of an optimist who became a pessimist after nuclear war made his teeth fall out, and then became an optimist again when he found a new set.
Crank Call
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.00)
A man receives a phone call while praying....

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Dwayne Bearup's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Dwayne Bearup

  • The Short Straw on Feb. 25, 2012

    This story is now on my list. I will tell everyone I know about it. Finely crafted, technically flawless, witty, and the fine twist at the end was superb. If they make another Tales From The Crypt, this would make a fine addition.
  • Blood! on March 04, 2012

    An intriguing, thought provoking read, regardless of your religious affiliations or blood ties. Well worth the read.
  • Protect Yourself from Mind Control on March 10, 2012

    This in-depth examination of every aspect of tinfoil hat manufacture and wear doesn't take itself too seriously. At the same time, those who take the need for such things seriously will find it an invaluable resource. Very well written and presented.